Pool Sprite | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

Amphianthus pusillus
• Rarest plant in South Carolina Piedmont
• Annual plant
• Snapdragon family
• Fibrous roots
• 5 - 10 cm tall (2 - 4 inches)
• Grows in vernal pools
• Submerged and floating, greenish-purple leaves
• Thin and narrow leaves
• Basal leaves at the bottom
• Paired floating leaves are rounded and surround a single white flower
• Life cycle of 3 - 4 weeks
• Endemic
• Habitats include granite outcrops, shallow flat-bottomed pools

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